Tuesday, 28 September 2010   State of the parties   13 comments 

There is an intriguing little experiment underway at the moment in Australian politics, far more interesting than the quagmire currently dressed up as a new paradigm.

Rats get caught in the same mess

Tuesday, 14 September 2010   Media analysis   41 comments 

The press are hardly blameless, but is the standard of reporting really deteriorating faster than the politics it’s covering?

For the independents, the ‘new paradigm’ is not based on whether the major parties come together. The ‘new paradigm’ is that it is irrelevant whether they do or not.

Independents feed off the weak

Wednesday, 8 September 2010   State of the parties   14 comments 

They have the major parties just where they want them, and they ain’t letting them go.

Accountable to whom?

Monday, 6 September 2010   State of the parties   9 comments 

This is not about the electorate, but keeping the independents as long as possible in their current position of taking advantage of the weakness of our decaying two party system.